Examination library

The library contains all the documents considered in preparing the Core Strategy and the documents referred to during the examination.

Contact us for copies of these documents.

National law and guidance

  • ND/01a the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations (2004)
  • ND/01b the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations – 2008 amendment (2008)
  • ND/01c the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations – 2009 amendment (2009)
  • ND/02 the Planning Inspectorate: examining development plan documents: soundness guidance (2010)
  • ND/03 the Planning Inspectorate: examining development plan documents: procedure guidance (2009)
  • ND/04 the Planning Inspectorate: development plan document examination procedural advisory notes (2009)
  • ND/05 the Planning Inspectorate: a brief guide to examining development plan documents (2009)
  • ND/06 Community Infrastructure Levy regulations (April 2010) and draft amendments (2011)
  • ND/07 draft national planning policy framework (July 2011)

National planning policy

  • NP/01 PPS1 delivering sustainable development (Feb 2005)
  • NP/02 planning and climate change – supplement to PPS1 (Dec 2007)
  • NP/03 PPG2 green belts (Mar 2001)
  • NP/04 PPS3 housing (Jun 2010)
  • NP/05 PPS4 planning for sustainable economic growth (Dec 2009)
  • NP/06 PPS5 planning for the historic environment (Mar 2010)
  • NP/07 PPS7 sustainable development in rural areas (Aug 2004)
  • NP/08 PPS9 biodiversity and geological conservation (Aug 2009)
  • NP/09 PPS10 planning for sustainable waste management (May 2006)
  • NP/10 PPS11 regional spatial strategies (Sept 2004)
  • NP/11 PPS12 local development spatial planning (Jun 2008)
  • NP/12 PPG13 transport (Mar 2001)
  • NP/13 PPG14 development on unstable land (Apr 1990)
  • NP/14 PPG17 planning for open space, sport and recreation (Jul 2002)
  • NP/15 PPS22 renewable energy (Aug 2004)
  • NP/16 PPS23 planning and pollution control (Nov 2004)
  • NP/17 PPG24 planning and noise (Oct 1994)
  • NP/18 PPS25 development and flood risk (Mar 2010)
  • NP/19 minerals policy statement 1 – planning and minerals (Nov 2006)
  • NP/20 circular 05/05: planning obligations (Jul 2005)
  • NP/21 circular 01/06: planning for Gypsy and Traveller caravan sites (Feb 2006)
  • NP/22 circular 04/07: planning for travelling showpeople (Aug 2007)

Other national and government documents

  • NO/01 the code for sustainable homes: setting the standard in sustainability for new homes (Feb 2008)
  • NO/02 code for sustainable homes: technical guide (Nov 2010)
  • NO/03 lifetime homes, lifetime neighbourhoods (Feb 2008)
  • NO/04 HM Treasury: the plan for growth (Mar 2011) NO/05 air transport white paper – DFT (Dec 2003)
  • NO/05a air transport white paper progress report (Dec 2006)
  • NO/05b air transport white paper progress report annex A (Dec 2006)
  • NO/05c developing a sustainable framework for UK aviation: scoping document (Mar 2011)
  • NO/05d UK aviation forecasts (Aug 2011)
  • NO/05e government response to the committee on climate change report on UK aviation (Aug 2011)
  • NO/06 the UK renewable energy strategy, DECC (Jul 2009)
  • NO/07 waste strategy for England, DEFRA (May 2007)
  • NO/08 urban design compendium 1, English Partnerships (2007)
  • NO/09 urban design compendium 2, English Partnerships (2007)
  • NO/10 creating successful masterplans: a guide for clients, CABE (2004)
  • NO/11 making design policy work: how to deliver good design through your LDF, CABE (Jun 2005)
  • NO/12 building for life, delivering great places to live, CABE (2008)
  • NO/13 safer places: the planning system and crime prevention, ODPM (2004)
  • NO/14 lifetime homes, lifetime neighbourhoods, a national strategy for housing an ageing society, DoH (Feb 2008)
  • NO/15 modern ports, DfT (2005)

Regional documents

  • RD/01 joint replacement structure plan (Sept 2002)
  • RD/02 draft South West regional spatial strategy including secretary of state’s proposed changes (July 2008)
  • RD/03 the state of the countryside in the South West (July 2010)
  • RD/04 major transport scheme bid submitted by the West of England to the Department for Transport (Sept 2011)
  • RD/04a letter accompanying bid submission (Sept 2011)
  • RD/04b West of England major transport programme map (Sept 2011)
  • RD/04c Local Enterprise Partnership letter of support (Sept 2011)
  • RD/04d strategic business case and BAFB forms (Sept 2011)
  • RD/04e West of England procurement strategy volume 1 summary (Sept 2011)
  • RD/04f West of England procurement strategy volume 2 (Sept 2011)
  • RD/04g rapid transit network stakeholder management plan (Sept 2011)
  • RD/04h letters of support (Sept 2011)
  • RD/05 regional planning guidance 10 – GOSW (Sept 2011)

Local documents

  • LD/01 North Somerset biodiversity action plan, Jan 2005
  • LD/02 Weston-super-Mare gateway area masterplan, Jan 2009
  • LD/03 viability and deliverability advice – Weston-super-Mare town centre area action plan, Nov 2010
  • LD/04 North Somerset retail and leisure study, Apr 2006
  • LD/05 strategic housing land availability assessment (SHLAA), Dec 2008
  • LD/06 North Somerset Council employment land survey
  • LD/07 GOSW North Somerset district profile, May 2010 – no longer available
  • LD/08 North Somerset ward profiles, March 2011
  • LD/09 indices of deprivation, DCLG, 2007
  • LD/10 North Somerset annual monitoring reports, 2005-2010
  • LD/11 mineral working in Avon local plan, 1993
  • LD/12 Weston package for sustainable transport, July 2011
  • LD/13 North Somerset Council residential parking study, Apr 2010
  • LD/14 Bristol International Airport masterplan 2006-2030, Nov 2006
  • LD/15 masterplan for the South West Bristol urban extension – final report 01 environmental and development context, Aug 2009
  • LD/16 masterplan for the South West Bristol urban extension – final report 02 masterplan, Aug 2009
  • LD/17 masterplan for the South West Bristol urban extension – final report 03 design codes, Aug 2009
  • LD/18 masterplan for the South West Bristol urban extension – final report 04 delivery plan, Aug 2009
  • LD/19 masterplan for the South West Bristol urban extension – final report 05 spatial options, Aug 2009
  • LD/20 masterplan for the Weston regeneration area – final report, Aug 2009
  • LD/21 masterplan for the Weston regeneration area – final report environmental and development context, Aug 2009
  • LD/22 masterplan for the Weston regeneration area – final report delivery plan, Aug 2009
  • LD/23 masterplan for the Weston regeneration area – final report design codes, Aug 2009

Examination documents

  • ED/01 inspector’s initial note, 1 Aug 2011
  • ED/02 council’s preliminary response to inspector’s initial note, 2 Aug 2011
  • ED/03 council’s response to inspector’s initial note, 12 Aug 2011
  • ED/03a council’s response to inspector’s initial note – covering letter, 12 Aug 2011
  • ED/04 inspector’s reply to council’s response, 19 Aug 2011
  • ED/05 guidance note from the inspector, 26 Aug 2011
  • ED/06 inspector’s provisional list of issues for discussion, 26 Aug 2011
  • ED/07 draft hearing programme v1, 26 Aug 2011
  • ED/07a revised hearing programme v2, 5 Oct 2011
  • ED/08 sequential and exception tests for the Weston villages, 26 Aug 2011
  • ED/08a sequential and exception tests – Environment Agency response, Aug 2011
  • ED/09 strategic housing land availability assessment (supersedes SD/21), Aug 2011
  • ED/09a strategic housing land availability assessment appendix: sites schedule, Aug 2011
  • ED/10 Weston villages draft supplementary planning document (replaces SD/25), Sept 2011
  • ED/10a Weston villages draft supplementary planning document consultation leaflet, Sept 2011
  • ED/11 Weston employment-led strategy background paper, Sept 2011
  • ED/12 infrastructure delivery plan (IDP), Sept 2011, superseded 2013
  • ED/12a IDP appendix – Weston-super-Mare area, Sept 2011 – superseded 2013
  • ED/12b IDP appendix – remainder of North Somerset, Sept 2011 – superseded 2013
  • ED/12c IDP report to capital board, Sept 2011 – superseded 2013
  • ED/13 North Somerset retail study (updates SD/29), 14 Oct 2011
  • ED/13a schedule of consequential changes as a result of revised retail study, 14 Oct 2011
  • ED/14 joint working with neighbouring authorities – West of England Partnership, Sept 2011
  • ED/14a appendix: single conversation – West of England delivery and infrastructure investment plan, Sept 2011
  • ED/15 amended SD/20 North Somerset Council determining a housing requirement, Oct 2011
  • ED/15a explanatory note on the amendment to SD/20, Oct 2011
  • ED/15b list of consequential changes to the Core Strategy as a result of revised housing total, Oct 2011
  • ED/16 note on infrastructure provision at Weston villages, 14 Oct 2011
  • ED/17 RSS discussion paper 6 – strategic assumptions about the future, 2006
  • ED/18 Cambridge econometrics GVA projections, 2006
  • ED/19 Roger Tym and Partners SWRA RSS employment land provision spatial implications, vol 1, Jul 2008
  • ED/20 Roger Tym and Partners SWRA RSS employment land provision spatial implications, vol 2, Jul 2008
  • ED/21 strategic green belt review: Colin Buchanan, Feb 2006
  • ED/22 glossary of statistical terms, 2011
  • ED/23 inspector’s report on the examination into Bristol core strategy, Mar 2011
  • ED/24 Bristol core strategy – adopted Jun 2011
  • ED/25 joint position statement on delivery and monitoring of employment led growth at Weston villages, 2011
  • ED/26 planning officer reports to committee in relation to 09/P/1020/OT2 Bristol Airport, May 2010
  • ED/27 inspector’s report on the North Somerset replacement local plan, Apr 2006
  • ED/28 inspector’s hearings opening remarks, 17 Nov 2011
  • ED/29 inspector’s hearing agenda – day 1, 17 Nov 2011
  • ED/30 inspector’s hearing agenda – day 2, 17 Nov 2011
  • ED/31 additional information on delivery strategy for strategic flood solution at Weston villages, 24 Nov 2011
  • ED/32 inspector’s interim note, 28 Nov 2011
  • ED/32a response from LandTrust Developments, 5 Dec 2011
  • ED/32b response from Home Builders’ Federation, 5 Dec 2011
  • ED/33 council response to inspector’s interim note of 28 November 2011, 6 Dec 2011
  • ED/33a council response to comments made by other parties, 9 Dec 2011
  • ED/34 inspector’s hearing agenda – Day 3, 8 Dec 2011
  • ED/35 inspector’s hearing agenda – Day 4, 8 Dec 2011
  • ED/36 inspector’s post hearing queries on ED/15 and council response, 12 Dec 2011
  • ED/37 M5 Junction 21 improvements report – Halcrow, submitted 13 Dec 2011
  • ED/37a M5 Junction 21 improvements report – Halcrow, submitted 23 Dec 2011
  • ED/37b M5 Junction 21 improvements report – Halcrow, submitted 4 Jan 2012
  • ED/38 sustainability appraisal and habitat regulations assessment: supplementary statement on proposed changes and modifications, supplementary to SD/07, Feb 2012

Proposed changes consultation responses

  • PC/01 schedule of responses received by North Somerset Council
  • PC/02 council response to comments received to proposed changes consultation

Draft National Planning Policy Framework consultation responses

Other documents

  • OD/01 newspaper advertisement – hearing commencement date
  • OD/01a newspaper advertisement – revised hearing commencement date